Through the wonderful tactile medium of clay, children will learn hand-building and glazing skills to create wonderful & long lasting pieces. Students will be guided through projects with an appropriate level of complexity. They will also learn about prepping the clay and be involved in maintaining the tools and materials. Students will take full ownership of the project, and get a glimpse into the life of an artist. We work on new projects each season, with new motifs and glazing techniques planned for Spring!
Class is limited to 8 students.
All materials and firings provided.
Mozhgan Abassi is a visual artist who holds a Masters Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from Islamic Azad University in Tehran and a Bachelor’s Degree in Craft and Design from Sureh University in Tehran, Iran. Mozhgan specializes in pottery but also works in wire and jewelery making. Mozhgan has worked as an arts educator in schools and has delivered many private art classes for students of all ages in a variety of mediums. She has worked as a Conservator in historical sites in Iran and Turkey. Mozhgan has received multiple Ontario and Canadian Arts Council grants for her larger pottery and mixed media projects and, recently, has exhibited her ceramic art at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Mozhgan also creates Persian Miniatures (paintings inspired by traditional stories from Iran) and, as a jeweler, Mozhgan has worked with glass, ceramics, metal wire and stone.